Robert W. Kirvin

November 21, 1945April 14, 2019

Bob Kirvin 73 of Secaucus passed away peacefully on Sunday April 14, 2019 at his home. Bob was born in Milford Ct. and has resided in Secaucus for the last 48 years.

Bob served his country during of the Vietnam War serving in the United States Air Force.

Bob was a letter carrier for the US postal service for 35 years before retiring in 2000.

Bob was the devoted husband of Bettina (Cappiello) Kirvin for 48 years; he is the father of Jeffrey and his wife Michele Kirvin; his daughter Natalie and her partner Dominick Morano; his loving grandchildren Matthew, A.J. Jenna and Lia. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 5 sisters, and predeceased by 1 brother. Also survived and loved by many nieces and nephews

A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 4 to 8 PM at the Mack Memorial Home 1245 Paterson Plank Rd. Secaucus.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at


  • Memorial Gathering Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Ashley Esponda

April 17, 2019

Since I’ve met Grampa, all he has done is make me laugh and sneak him candy from the little bowls on the table after dinner. He made everyone around him feel like family and made the most amazing food. He did absolutely anything for anyone. I am truly going to miss him teasing me all the time and making me laugh at all his funny stories. He was truly an amazing man who will never be forgotten. We all love you and will see you again.

Jessie Green

April 16, 2019

For as long as I have known Grampa, I have never seen him let a moment remain dull. My friends and I grew more and more fond of him by the joke. I have known Jenna my entire life and I can honestly say that I have never seen her laugh louder, smile bigger, or love harder, than when it came to him. The marks that Grampa has left on everyone he has ever met will never perish, but regardless, none of us would ever allow that to happen anyway. Thank you for the memories, Grampa. We can't wait to see you again.

Ralph Sullivan

April 16, 2019

Tina and family, I can not put into words how saddened I am upon hearing of this news. I met Bob nore than 20 years ago. Our paths crossed every day. I would see him in different buildings in town. What started as a passing 'hello' turned into a great friendship. We had many laughs and shared a few tears. I always considered him the brother I never had. I will miss him dearly.

Jillian Cerny

April 15, 2019

I met Bob over seven years ago when I started dating his grandson, Matthew. His sense of humor was contagious and lit up a whole room. The pride he had toward his family, especially his grandchildren, was a beautiful thing. He was their number one fan at every special event and always had their backs. I’m going to miss hearing all the special and funny nicknames he had for everyone, especially “Chew” for Matthew. I may not have been his grandchild, but he made me feel like I was. He was a great cook and always offered me the delicious foods he made, especially his famous (and my favorite) pasta fagioli. Love you Grampa! I know you’re watching down on all of us and I hope we will make you proud.

Patty Kirvin

April 14, 2019

When I was 18 yrs old and almost on my own, my big brother Robert slipped me $20 when I was leaving his house "just in case". I would return it the next time we were together and again/always he would give me the $20 as I was heading out. ($20 was significant back then). It was sweet and it meant a lot to me.